A narrowband, frequency-agile laser for optical interrogation of arrayed fiber optic sensors

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$599,387.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00024-03-C-4146
Award Id:
57403
Agency Tracking Number:
021NM-1655
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
910 Technology Blvd Suite K, Bozeman, MT, 59718
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
062674630
Principal Investigator:
Gregg Switzer
Principal Investigator
(406) 522-0388
switzer@advr-inc.com
Business Contact:
Philip Battle
V.P. Technology
(406) 522-0388
Battle@advr-inc.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The VIRGINIA Class submarine employs the Light-Weight Wide Aperture Array (LWWAA) hull-mounted array of fiber-optic hydrophones that requires the use of high performance, narrowband lasers. In this Navy Phase II SBIR effort, a prototype laser for the LWWAA hull-array sensor will be developed using the frequency-stabilized semiconductor laser technology demonstrated during the Phase I effort. The specific objective of the Phase II effort will be to develop a master oscillator power amplifier based on a Bragg-stabilized semiconductor laser combined with a compact optical amplifier at 1319 nm that has suitable optical and mechanical characteristics for use in the hull-array sensor. The laser platform developed under this SBIR effort is readily adaptable to other useful wavelengths such as 1550 nm for use in the next generation of arrayed optical sensors.

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